Prof. Patricia Reynolds, director of International Virtual Dental School project (IVIDENT), headed an international conference which was attended by about a hundred students, dentists, and educationalists from 12 countries.
hapTEL™ project conducted a workshop session. Prof. Margaret Cox, Dr. Jonathan P. San Diego, Prof. Stephen Dunne, Dr. Barry Quinn, Prof. Patricia Reynolds and Mr. Bruce Elson gave presentations on the project’s progress on developing the prototype dental workstation, integration of TEL into the dental curriculum, and the educational evaluation being implemented. Participants of the workshop were given the opportunity of a hands on experience with the demo prototype.
Two other academics were invited and gave international perspective on virtual reality: Prof. Jerome Rotgans, Aachen University, Hamburg; and Prof. Corrado P aganelli, University of Brescia, Italy. Rotgans discussed the work of the Virtual Reality Department in Aachen and Bruce Elson the latest robotic enabled learning platforms.